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BitPay Payment Processor Begins Enforcing Ban On Prohibited Activities On Its Platform

Payment processor BitPay has started enforcing the ban on “prohibited activities” on its platform, including explicit content, narcotics and weapons sales. After updating their terms of use to ban explicit content and other related services on Feb. 2, payment processor BitPay has begun putting the ban into effect this week. Pornstar and Reddit user Sexy_Saffron posted on the subreddit /r/bitcoin on Feb. 24 an image of an email from BitPay stating that her account would be disabled on April 25th due to the fact that she provides […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Poloniex Has Been Bought by Circle

Payment company Circle has announced that it has purchased Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange. Rumors of the acquisition had been circulating for weeks, and were finally confirmed today in press releases issued by both parties. Poloniex is one of the most well established cryptocurrency exchanges, but has been stagnating. It is hoped that the partnership will revitalize its fortunes while bolstering Circle’s presence in the crypto market. Also read: People Who Don’t Understand Cryptocurrency Should Probably Stop Writing About It Poloniex Goes Full Circle When the story of Circle purchasing […]

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Venezuela Launches Free Cryptocurrency Training Course For Citizens

The Venezuelan government launches a free training course to teach its citizens how to buy, sell and mine cryptocurrencies following launch of Petro (PTR). The Venezuelan government has launched a free cryptocurrency training course to teach its citizens how to buy, sell and mine digital currencies, particularly the oil-backed Petro that has been recently issued by the state, local news outlet Telesur TV reported on Saturday, Feb. 24. The opening of the “Granja Laboratorio Petro” in Caracas takes place days after the launch of the oil-backed national […]

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European Commission Roundtable: Blockchain ‘Holds Promise,’ Investors Must Know Risks

The EU Commission has hosted a roundtable on crypto today, concluding that Blockchain can be beneficial but investors must be “frequently” informed of risk. The European Commission has hosted a roundtable titled “Cryptocurrencies – Opportunities and Risks,” covering the influence of crypto on financial markets and problems arising with Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) Monday, Feb. 26. The roundtable was chaired by Valdis Dombrovskis, the Commission’s Vice-President in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union. The Commission’s press release described the event as a […]

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US Navy Investigators Bust Bitcoin Drug Ring at Naval Academy

Despite recent claims that bitcoin is becoming less popular for illicit dealings on the dark web, investigations show that it is still the payment method of choice for many. The most recent example comes from the US Navy, where a few entrepreneurial cadets reportedly used bitcoin to buy drugs which they distributed to their classmates for profit.  Also Read: Nasdaq-Listed “Blockchain” Companies Hit With New Legal Troubles Sailing the High Seas US Navy investigators have uncovered an alleged drug ring at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, […]

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Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 With ‘Full Support’ For SegWit Gets Official Release

Bitcoin Core’s “full support” for SegWit is officially live after the public release of version 0.16.0 Monday. The Bitcoin Core client version which provides “full support” to Segregated Witness (‘SegWit’) scaling technology finally received its official release Monday, Feb. 26. A circular to the Core mailing list confirms the raft of upgrades in addition to the historic SegWit move, the forthcoming release having been announced on Github earlier this month. “This is a new major version release, including new features, various bugfixes and performance improvements, as well […]

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Why We Shouldn’t Pay Much Attention To Regulation In China, At Least For Now

Banning Bitcoin has thus far been mostly unsuccessful as both the price and the business continue as normal. The rapid expansion in Bitcoin price and mainstream adoption through the latter part of last year was seemingly matched by an increase in scrutiny and reflection by government regulators in early 2018. It has turned into a battle for some, a lesson in learning for others, and a chance to embrace for the remainder as different nations approach cryptocurrencies, and their associated facets such as ICOs and Blockchain technology, […]

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Hey MrSotko, What Do You Think Of This? Candle Shadows And Exchange Choices

another video answering your questions. this time about candle chart shaows, and which exchange one should choose based on your region. Sign up with coinbase. buy or sell 100 dollars in crypto currency and get 10 dollars of bitcoin for free with this link to coinbase. https://www.coinbase.com/join/59ab37900671d100b3c25cc5 Want to donate to the channel? Donate Litecoin and send me an email saying how much you sent and I’ll try to thank you at the end of the next video! https://steemit.com/@mrsotko Litecoin Address: LUe6Ub9UUGjFxkFbNkBA6nD4ebwRSeSsgD mrsotko@gmail.com Powered by WPeMatico

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Thai Crypto Exchange Pauses ICO Registrations, Awaits Release Of Regulatory Framework

The Thai Digital Asset Exchange (TDAX) has postponed trading and registration of ICOs while awaiting release of regulatory framework by the Thai SEC. The privately owned Thai Digital Asset Exchange (TDAX) is deferring the trading and registration of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for two weeks while awaiting a soon-to-be revealed regulatory framework from Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commision (Thai SEC), the Bangkok Post reported Monday, Feb. 26. The decision to postpone the ICO trading, even though there are reportedly five or six ICOs already in development, comes […]

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Canadian Diamond Mining Company Hires New CEO, Turns To Blockchain

The Canadian diamond mining company Lucara Diamonds has hired a NEO as part of their process of modernizing through the use of Blockchain technologies. Canadian diamond exploration and mining company Lucara Diamond has appointed a new chief executive in a move towards modernizing the diamond industry with Blockchain technologies, the Financial Times reported today, Feb. 26. The new CEO, Eira Thomas, will lead the company after its recent purchase of Clara Diamond Solutions for $29 mln, or 13.1 mln shares. Clara is a digital platform that utilizes […]

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